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Native American tribe, New Mexico ink water leasing deal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Native American tribe has agreed to lease more of its water to help address dwindling supplies in the Colorado River Basin, officials announced Thursday.

Guard may help staffing shortages at New Mexico schools

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s governor said Thursday she’s considering seeking help from the National Guard to address COVID-19 staffing shortages at public schools, a move that could mark a first in the nation.

New Mexico leaders aim to put wedge in revolving crime door

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to put a wedge in the revolving door that many have blamed for persistent violent crime and record homicides in the state’s lar...

Albuquerque’s proposed vaccine mandate sparks debate

ALBUQUERQUE – The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city is telling thousands of municipal workers to prepare for a vaccine mandate in the coming weeks, but union leaders who represent Albuquerq...

Former New Mexico spaceport CFO alleges fraud, retaliation

ALBUQUERQUE – The former chief financial officer for the New Mexico Spaceport Authority filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that he was forced to resign after raising concerns about finan...

New Mexico tribes concerned about plan to power nuclear lab

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Indigenous leaders are concerned about a proposed multimillion-dollar transmission line that would cross what they consider sacred lands. The transmission line plann...

New Mexico lawmakers want to study costs, benefits of public power

ALBUQUERQUE – More than a dozen New Mexico lawmakers are petitioning state utility regulators to study the potential costs and benefits of publicly owned electrical power for the state. The ...

New Mexico urges caution for holidays amid virus threat

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico health officials on Wednesday warned that COVID-19 transmission rates remain high across the state and they urged people to be cautious over the holiday weekend, ack...

New Mexico regulators reject proposed utility merger

ALBUQUERQUE – A panel of New Mexico regulators on Wednesday rejected global energy giant Iberdrola’s proposed multibillion-dollar acquisition of the state’s largest electric provider, saying...

New Mexico preps for future shortages on Pecos River

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s top water official has issued an order establishing the framework for dealing with future water shortages on the Pecos River. Water managers have been augmenting ...

Ancient juniper trees illegally cut in New Mexico monument

ALBUQUERQUE – Several dozen ancient alligator juniper trees have been illegally cut down at El Malpais National Monument in western New Mexico and authorities with the National Park Service ...

Native American leaders say Chaco prayers being answered

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK, N.M. – The stillness that enveloped Chaco Canyon was almost deafening, broken only by the sound of a raven’s wings batting the air while it circled over...